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Sanibel Island

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Recent Sanibel Island reviews

  • Perfect unit for families

    "I stayed in this condo for the third time in July 2014. The first time, just my wife and I stayed for a four night getaway in November 2012. We loved it so much we booked a full week in July 2013 and brought our three kids with us. It was the best trip we ever had as a family so we booked another full week in July 2014. This condo is very spacious for a family of five. My two girls shared the second bedroom while my son used the pull out sofa in the small room next to the kitchen. The ability to close that room off offered him some privacy so he was happy in his "room". The kitchen has everything you need and all of the appliances (including the washer and dryer) are in great condition. The view from the screened lanai is beautiful and the ceiling fan provides some relief from the heat if you stay during the summer months. The pool in the courtyard of this building is very nice. It was never crowded when we were there which made it easier to relax both in and out of the pool. Some of the other guests complained that the main pool (which you have to pay extra to use) was loud and crowded. I personally don't see the point of paying extra to use all of the Sundial's amenities, but that may appeal to others. Everything you need is already included. We like that there are a few beach chairs and pool/beach toys on the lanai for guests of this condo to use. The Sundial is very close to most of the restaurants and shopping on Sanibel, and there are several ways to get between Middle Gulf Drive and Periwinkle Way so you can always find a way to avoid those dreaded left turns on or off of Periwinkle (there are no stop lights anywhere on the island). Summer is a great time to visit Sanibel. Sure it is hot, but (unlike Orlando) there is always a breeze coming off the ocean which is refreshing when you are sitting at the pool. The entire pool is in the shade for about the last 60-90 minutes of the day, so if you have a reason to avoid the sun you still have an opportunity to enjoy the pool each day. Plus, the air conditioning works great in this condo. There is a covered parking spot for this condo that is very close to the elevator, which makes it easy for unloading luggage and groceries. Also, once you reach the third floor, this condo is the very first door, just a dozen steps or so from the elevator. Check in and check out is quick and easy. Our family loves this unit and, if finances allow, we will return again next summer!"
    Guest: Mike Date of Stay: July 2014 Review Submitted: August 6, 2014
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  • FABULOUS!

    "This awesome condo is setup with everything you need for a relaxing stay in Sanibel! The recent renovations are beautiful! We were pleasantly surprised to find that every utensil/dish that you could possible need for cooking was provided (even a blender for some nice slushy drinks!). The view from the screened in porch on the third floor is fabulous. I will definitely recommend this unit to my friends and family."
    Guest: RM Date of Stay: May 2014 Review Submitted: June 24, 2014
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  • Nice condo at a great price!

    "My husband and I went to Sanibel Island to celebrate our 32nd wedding anniversary. October is a very quiet time of the year which suited us fine. The Sand Pebble had only 3 occupied condos in the building. The building does need a bigger sign and better lighting at night. I felt safe but it was hard to see. The condo itself was very clean and had everything you could possibly want or need. The decor is a little out dated but not a big deal. We spent time relaxing on the beach and bike riding. I highly reccomend renting bikes for the week. We rented from Finnemores. Our bikes were waiting for us when we arrived and they picked them up at the end of our stay. Ruth Parks was a pleasure to deal with. She answered all my questions promptly and we got our security deposit back promptly. I highly recommend this condo."
    Guest: Barbara S. Date of Stay: October 2014 Review Submitted: November 28, 2014
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  • New Favorite

    "We have been staying on West Gulf Drive for 25 years and tried the East Drive for the first time. We were completely satisfied with the area and this unit. We have fallen in love with the canal view. It was so private and so relaxing that I don't think we will ever go back to beach front. Watched people fish, manatee and dolphin swim past, and b-b-q ed fresh fish. We could not have been more pleased."
    Guest: Canal fan Date of Stay: May 2014 Review Submitted: June 15, 2014
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Sanibel Island Travel Tips

Just west of Fort Myers you'll find lovely Sanibel Island, known for its beautiful sunsets, welcoming beaches, outdoor spaces and peaceful tranquility.

Whether you're taking a family vacation for spring break, planning a romantic trip for two or craving an escape from the cold with friends, this Floridian island offers a great place to relax, collect seashells and explore the 12 miles of shores. Because of it's location and geographic orientation, it's acts like a scoop, gathering seashells onto its beaches, making Sanibel Island an excellent place to hunt for these unique treasures.

In addition to exciting outdoor attractions, the island offers a plethora of dining options, from laid-back beach eateries to restaurants specializing in, of course, seafood, to upscale spots for a nice night out. And when you're ready to hit the water, spend an afternoon boating or fishing to truly experience living like a local.

Things to Do on Sanibel Island

- Sanibel Island Lighthouse: One of the coolest places to check out during your trip is the Sanibel Island Lighthouse, which has been on the National Register of Historic Places since 1974. You'll find it situated on the eastern part of the island, and it was built to mark the entrance to San Carlos for ships coming into the port of Punta Rassa. While the lighthouse itself isn't open to the public, the grounds are and it's definitely worth the trip to see the keeper's quarters, catch dinner at the fishing pier or take advantage of the beach access. The lighthouse also makes for great photographs, so don't forget your camera!

- Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum: Sanibel Island is known as the spot to hunt for seashells, so a trip to the Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum is a must during your getaway. The museum is named after two pioneer families that lived on the island and features the most comprehensive collection of shells in the U.S. Inside you'll see a variety of shells and mollusks, learn about the history of the area and their scientific and artistic importance. Some of the museum's exhibits include Early Sanibel Shell Collectors; Florida Fossil Shells,; Mollusks, Medicine, and Man and The Scallop, Queen of Conchology, among others.

- J. N. "Ding" Darling National Wildlife Refuge: Animals lovers won't be disappointed with a visit the J. N. "Ding" Darling National Wildlife Refuge, which was named for Jay Norwood Darling, a Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonist and environmentalist. The refuge is home to more than 200 species of birds, more than 50 types of reptiles and 32 different kinds of mammals. If you're hoping to fit in some bird watching, the refuge is an exceptional spot to do so, or you can hit the paths for a bike ride or hike. If you want to paddle a canoe down a winding river path or take a four-mile scenic drive to see all of the natural beauty, like cabbage and sabal palms, red mangrove and a variety of other native plants.

- Sanibel Historical Museum and Village: You'll be transported back in time as you explore a collection of late 19th and early 20th century buildings, including Bailey's General Store, Miss Charlotta's Tea Room, Clarence Rutland's home, the 1926 post office, the island's original schoolhouse and more. Inside, all the buildings are outfitted with items from the early 1900s, and as you wander through the village, you'll see a pioneer garden, antique Model T truck and an old packinghouse replica complete with farm equipment.

Dining on Sanibel Island

- Mad Hatter: For a lovely romantic dinner for two, try Mad Hatter, where you'll find a wonderland of delicious cuisine. You'll be treated to stunning views as you dine on options like phyllo shrimp, black truffle sea scallops, Hudson Valley foie gras or grilled filet mignon. Chefs Kurt and Michelle Jarvis offer a cozy, welcoming atmosphere where you can relax and enjoy amazing flavors after a day filled with exploring. Save room for dessert like creme brulee or berry crepes, which you can experience as you watch the sunset.

- The Island Cow: if you want a more laid-back dining experience, head to The Island Cow, which opens for breakfast, so you can have a hearty meal before you start your day. It's also open for dinner when you can eat under the stars on the porch while you listen to live music. Try a po-boy sandwich, cold wildberry bisqueor seafood. You'll get a real feeling of island dining when you come to The Island Cow. There's plenty on the menu here, so you won't be disappointed!

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